Getting enough fiber into our diet is extremely important because it helps aid digestion and it also improves colon health. An easy way to boost your fiber in-take is to kick off your day with a high fiber breakfast such as a whole wheat or shredded wheat cereal. Fruit is also a great way to get fiber into your diet. Fiber helps reduce the amount of saturated fat that our bodies absorb which also helps regulate our blood sugar and keep us feeling full.
- Adults in the UK are consuming about 20g of fibre per day, far less than the recommended 30g.
- Fibre makes us feel full, keeps digestion regular, and improves general gut health.
- Ways to increase fibre intake include eating porridge for breakfast, snacking on fruit, and leaving the skins on potatoes.
“A recent study published in The Lancet study found people who routinely eat lots of fibre have significantly lower rates of diseases like heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, compared with those who consume much lower amounts.”